According to the MEN, “Coun Blower has not carried out his responsibilities as a councillor for some time. We have attempted to offer support to enable his return to active duty, but he has rejected this offer and chosen to resign. A decision which we very much regret.” Its starting to look like a case of yet another councillor happy to take his £10k allowance but doing nothing for it! Jumped before he was pushed maybe, then decided to blame others? If so then he needs disciplining, so I hope that this does get investigated. Interesting that other he claims that he heard reports of bullying from others? Surely that is a case of “he said she said”, what you would expect in a playground? He hasn’t actually said that anyone said anything to him? And if he isn’t turning up for meetings and still getting paid, I think I would be giving him dirty looks too, nothing to do with any disability! Another interesting fact is if he was so close to Hazel Blears MP, Paul Wilson chair of CLP and Sue Pugh Chief Whip surely if he was being bullied he would have reported it?? This sounds like a very fishy tale in my book and one which may come back and bite Mr Blower on the backside!
activist fighting for their rights, fighting over cuts to services that effected mental health users.Could you
imagine if they had a supportive labour councillor who sadly suffered from the same issues on their side?
Perhaps today we would be looking at a successful campaign.instead they received no help except for
a journalistic freelancer working on his online mag. This morning i felt pity for someone suffering and suddenly
i feel anger over someone who could have helped but stood back,
It worries me that those unfortunates suffering some form of metal illness will be treated with contempt by Salford’s Labour group if it can’t help it’s own. But one thing that worries me even more
is the fact the Swinton South Councillor failed to promote and support the user groups highlighted on the star with similar problems.
LABOUR COUNCILLOR CLAIMS BULLYING BY LOCAL PARTY BIG WIGS OVER MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
“If me as an elected councillor gets treated like this by the powers that be, then what chance has the public got?”
Swinton South Councillor, Neil Blower, has resigned from the Labour Party claiming “systematic harassment and bullying” by the `powers that be’ in the Salford Labour Party. Neil is a former soldier diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder but maintains that fellow councillors are claiming that he’s faking his illness, while subjecting him to some “truly vile things”.
I work with the elderly daily i have seen the effects of mental illness,violence and the struggles people suffer ,many with inner torment and the inability to express their feelings, yes i am a political animal and on a normal day i would have no qualms to attack a man but even i would not stoop or lower myself to abuse or torment someone who is obviously having problems. Surely this does show in no uncertain terms though the real Labour party heartless uncaring and lacking in any real passion.
A massive expansion of Salford’s primary schools is to happen, with Brentnall, The Deans and Lower Kersal doubling in size, St Luke’s trebling in size and Charlestown Primary to re-open after its controversial closure a few years ago. Cassel Fox and Larkhill are to get another 210 places each, Holy Cross another 105 places, and the Clifton Centre is to be demolished and re-built on the same site.
The huge expansion programme is to cost a massive £14.5million but Salford City Council has managed to get developers to stump up just £17,000 from the Section 106 `kiddie bedroom tax’.
Mass migration ,family homes with no schools for the families,Labour council who failed to listen to concerns over school downsize. a recipe for disaster, LABOUR just like the witches from Macbeth,Hubble
bubble toil and trouble.
four chargers and four SIM cards hidden in his backside
Have you ever thought how much of our manufacturing industry in done be the Chinese? how many of those little packets of goodies we buy are stamped made in China. Or my favourite how much of our Debt have the Arabs bought up? We are outsourcing our manufacturing base on mass what happens when we need steel, buy it cheap from the Chinese and lets hope they don’t put the price up. Lets hope to god the bloody Arabs don’t call in the debt. no worries about War when we can be made bankrupt with a phone call
SALFORD MAYOR CANDIDATE PAUL DENNETT IN SOCIAL HOUSING CONTROVERSY
Star date: 2nd February 2016
DID LABOUR PARTY MAYOR FAVOURITE JUMP HOUSING QUEUE?
Langworthy councillor Paul Dennett – many people’s favourite to get the Labour Party nomination to stand as Salford City Mayor in May – last night denied any impropriety in obtaining a social housing flat at Albion Towers last summer.
Dennett, who picks up an allowance of £23,450 as Strategic Assistant Mayor, was a board member of the co-op that runs Albion Towers at the time he got the flat, and says that the Albion panel “decided that I was a suitable candidate for a tenancy”. Salford has a growing housing waiting list with an average of 27 bids for every affordable flat that becomes available in the city.
Fresh off the Salford Star,
Shock video sparks police hunt in Munich for migrant men who ‘beat up two pensioners who tried to stop them from groping a woman on the subway’
Recorded en route to Munich’s main train station, the disgraceful video shows the men – of Eastern European or Arabic origin – violently react to the protestations of two elderly German men.
Horror at German migrant centre as Syrian father is arrested for attempted murder for throwing his three young children from a first-floor window
Philip Hammond warns less than HALF of the million migrants flooding Europe are fleeing war in Syria
More than a million people are expected to try and get into Europe this year but speaking on a visit to refugee camps in Jordan Mr Hammond said many were economic migrants who should be sent home.
Migrant crisis 35 times worse than a year ago: 2,000 a day arrive on Greek islands despite perilous winter seas
In a sign that the crisis is not easing, figures from the UN’s refugee agency show that 58,547 entered Europe via Greece (pictured, port of Piraeus) in January, compared with 1,694 a year ago.